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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Surin

The escutcheon of Surin shows the statue of an elephant and on its back a pedestal with the god Indra. In the background stands the ruin of a chedi. The elephant reflects that this province has always had many elephants. Indra, in Thai Phra In, refers to the name of the province (Sur-In), and the chedi bears witness to the ancient Khmer influences abundant in this region.

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